El Capitan Canyon

11560 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
6 reviews

We stayed in one of their cabins a few weeks ago, nice enough but tiny, very expensive, and very little privacy as they're almost on top of each other. Also, you can't park anywhere near your cabin so you do a lot of hiking with your stuff. We were in the Santa Barbara area again this weekend and decided to ...

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  • 1
    0.39 mi

    El Capitan State Beach

    0.39 mi from El Capitan Canyon
    8 reviews

    Much less crowded than other Santa Barbara beaches, "El Cap" has good parking, and even an overnight camping area for vacationers looking to rough it — that is, as rough as drive-in camping at a beautiful beach can be. Just 15 miles north of Santa Barbara off Highway 101, it's an easy trip from town.

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  • 2
    0.31 mi

    Santa Barbara Adventure Company

    0.31 mi from El Capitan Canyon
    3 reviews

    Call them for all types of activities

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  • 3
    0.38 mi

    El Capitan State Beach

    0.38 mi from El Capitan Canyon
    2 reviews

    This is a great beach to explore when you are taking a trip down Highway 1/101. The beach is very nice, there is plenty of parking, and it makes a great stop between San Francisco and Los Angeles to stretch your legs.

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  • 4
    2.52 mi

    Refugio State Beach

    2.52 mi from El Capitan Canyon
    7 reviews

    My favorite beach in the area by far. It really is unique. A beautiful setting with a cove that has some of the best diving the area as well. People travel long distances to camp out here for days. For us locals, we're grateful to have access to it whenever we want (and can afford the $10 gate fee).

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  • 5
    3.95 mi

    Circle Bar B Stables

    3.95 mi from El Capitan Canyon
    2 reviews

    Based on the following statement contained on the Circle Bar B Stables website's description of Private Rides, we selected this more expensive option only to find that this ride was basically all walking. "On private rides, the guide adjusts the pace to the riding ability and interests and preferences of the rider(s)." Well, the pace of an all walking ride ...

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  • 6
    17.89 mi

    Old Mission Santa Barbara

    17.89 mi from El Capitan Canyon
    48 reviews

    Take a tour of the "Queen of the Missions" and discover how Santa Barbara began. Learn details about what life was like when the mission was built in 1786, and stroll the gardens, with their impressive rose collection and beautiful views from the Santa Barbara foothills.

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    19.0 mi

    Santa Barbara Bowl

    19.0 mi from El Capitan Canyon
    19 reviews

    Best place for a show IMHO - not a bad seat in the house- only holds about 4500 - good food, better than average beer, great setup.

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    18.62 mi

    Santa Barbara County Courthouse

    18.62 mi from El Capitan Canyon
    19 reviews

    Historic site. See main court room. Go up on tower for an amazing view.A must -being in Santa Barbara

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  • 9
    17.44 mi

    State Street Shopping & Dining

    17.44 mi from El Capitan Canyon
    19 reviews

    Beautiful beaches, great shopping, lots of California history, and an all around nice place to Visit.

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  • 10
    16.87 mi

    Arroyo Burro Beach County Park

    16.87 mi from El Capitan Canyon
    14 reviews

    A local beach with free parking. Only a 15 minute drive from the Hourglass.

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  • 11
    19.06 mi

    Ledbetter Beach and Park

    19.06 mi from El Capitan Canyon
    11 reviews

    I went to Ledbetter Beach back in March while my boyfriend and I were on a road trip. We met some friends there and made dinner on the beach. There are picnic table and grills set up. It was fantastic, but a little cold in March. We went on a walk and got some absolutely beautiful pictures while we were ...

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  • 12
    17.76 mi

    Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

    17.76 mi from El Capitan Canyon
    11 reviews

    The Museum of Natural history is just five minutes away from the Mission. While at the museum, one can explore and learn about the natural flora and fauna that surrounds Santa Barbara including condors, mountain lions, cacti and the provocative lives of the Chumash who lived in the area.

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  • 13
    17.99 mi

    Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

    17.99 mi from El Capitan Canyon
    12 reviews

    This is a lovely garden, especially in spring. Great bookshop too. Good place to bring a picnic, enjoyed at a table, and afterwards stroll around the gardens.

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  • 14
    16.82 mi

    Hendrys Beach

    16.82 mi from El Capitan Canyon
    10 reviews

    Awesome overall. Parking: go early or park in the neighborhood across the street. When you arrive you can head left if you don't mind dogs unleashed and an occassional poop here and there. I advise You head to your right and enjoy the pooches followed by their responsible owners. Amenities: showers, restrooms, and a good place to eat if you ...

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  • 15
    19.73 mi

    Ty Warner Sea Center

    19.73 mi from El Capitan Canyon
    9 reviews

    Great location on the Pier/Wharf downtown. If you are a tourist you will want to get to this location anyway. Great place to see what is in the ocean up close. Great touch tanks - you get to see the lobsters and local fish interacting in a natural way.

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  • 16
    19.36 mi

    Santa Barbara Winery

    19.36 mi from El Capitan Canyon
    9 reviews

    Nice little winery. Some of the highlights: Decent wines for the price Friendly employees Good location (Within walking distance of other wineries/Close to restaurants, shops, etc.) Includes souvenir glass Inexpensive ($5 for 6 tastes)

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  • 17
    8.57 mi

    Cachuma Lake Recreation Area

    8.57 mi from El Capitan Canyon
    10 reviews

    Boating and Camping in a gorgeous area located in the foothills a half hour north in the Santa Ynez Mountains.

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  • 18
    10.92 mi

    University of California Santa Barbara

    10.92 mi from El Capitan Canyon
    7 reviews

    One of the best universities in the world. Located right on the beach, where students can live steps from the water and their classes. Great athletics and positive student culture. What's not to like!

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  • 19
    18.51 mi

    Santa Barbara Museum of Art

    18.51 mi from El Capitan Canyon
    8 reviews

    It may be small, but this downtown art museum is really a prize. The special exhibitions feature creative contemporary art (South Korean photography the last time I stopped by) and upstairs they've got some incredible multi-media treasures, especially from around Asia. Sunday is usually pay-what-you-wish day, when museum entry is by donation.

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  • 20
    18.46 mi

    Granada Theater

    18.46 mi from El Capitan Canyon
    6 reviews

    recently renovated by a local architect to original elegance a must see interior with a variety of entertainment such as dance from formal ballet to modern, music, and theater productions, drama, comedy local and traveling. see the Independent newspaper free everywhere to see what is playing during your stay

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